My wild camping kit bag and my day bag doesn’t differ much. I believe that when you’re out in the mountains you should be prepared. This means having a shelter with you at all times, a first aid kit and essential supplies. Below is a list of everything I take out in my day bag, wild camping bag and my winter wild camping kit. I’ve included links to all items (at the best price) so you can buy anything you need to add to your bag.

Wild Camping Kit

When I’m in the mountains, regarding the weight of my kit, I live by the mantra – Further, Faster, For Longer. Having a light as possible rucksack means that you can hike longer distances, do it in less time and you can do what you love for longer.

Back in the day, I actually carried 15kg at one stage, when I started wild camping in the Lake District. I particularly remember one expedition in the Eastern Fells being gruelling and when I developed chronic fatigue syndrome I had no choice but to lighten the load. Invested about £500 on all new kit, I’d already tried out half a dozen tents, a few sleeping bags, six stoves and four ruck sacks.

MLD Exodus Backpack
MLD Exodus Backpack on Fleetwith Pike

About three years ago my wild camping kit was pretty much as it is today. I’m very happy with the shelters I use in different situations. My choice of sleeping bag, the two stoves I switch between and the mattress are perfect. If you want to cut out the trialling stage and go straight to the ideal wild camping kit for you then I think you’ll find the ideal kit for you here.

Mountain Walking Kit

Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack
Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack
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Ordnance Survey Map
Ordnance Survey Map
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Silva Expedition 4-360 Compass
Silva Expedition 4 Compass
Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit
Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit

Sawyer Mini Water Filter
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Lifesystems Emergency Shelter
Lifesystems Emergency Shelter

Petzyl Actik Core
Petzyl Actik Core

Petzyl Case
Petzyl Case

Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer
Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer

Anker Powerbank 20100
Anker Powerbank 20100

Anker Powerbank 20100 Case
Anker Powerbank 20100 Case

Petzyl e-Lite
Petzyl e-Lite

Additional Wild Camping Kit

Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent
Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent

Innominate Tarn wild camp Haystacks
DD 3×3 Superlite Tarp

MLD Trailstar
MLD Trailstar

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Rab Survival Zone Bivi
Rab Survival Zone Bivi

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Yellowstone Insulated Foam Mat
Yellowstone Insulated Foam Mat

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

Alpkit-Skyehigh-700
Alpkit-Skyehigh-700

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Jetboil MicroMo Stove
Jetboil MicroMo Stove

Exped Dry Bag 4 Pack
Exped Dry Bag 4 Pack

Pee Bottle Lock and Lock 350ml
Pee Bottle Lock and Lock 350ml

Fit-Flip Microfibre towel
Fit-Flip Microfibre towel
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Titanium tent pegs
Titanium tent pegs

Clothing

Mountain Equipment Skyline Down Jacket
ME Skyline Down Coat
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Rohan Helix Waterproof Jacket
Rohan Helix Waterproof Jacket

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Berhaus Spectrum Top
Berhaus Spectrum Top
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Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers
Berghaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers
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Rohan Traverse Trousers
Rohan Traverse Trousers

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Merino Wool Base Layer
Merino Wool Base Layer

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1000 Mile Socks
1000 Mile Socks
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Scarpa Ranger Boots
Scarpa Ranger Boots
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Berghaus Gaiters
Berghaus Gaiters
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Rohan Ellesmere Hat
Rohan Ellesmere Hat

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Berghaus gloves
Berghaus gloves

Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Additional Winter Gear

Scarpa B2 Boots
Scarpa Charmoz B2 Boots
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Kahtoola Microspikes
Kahtoola Microspikes

Grivel G10 Crampons
Grivel G10 Crampons

Grivel Helix Axe
Grivel Helix Axe


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